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Square, Inc. (SQ)
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Square (stock symbol: SQ) completed its initial public offering on November 19, 2015 on the New York Stock Exchange where it raised gross proceeds of $243 million.

Square is distinctively recognized by their ubiquitous credit card readers that plug directly into mobile phones and tablet devices. They started out as a payment processor platform helping to bridge the gap for non-cash payments at small and medium sized brick-and-mortar retailers so these shops could better compete with larger stores as consumer spending methods continue to shift away from cash.

They have expanded beyond their core non-cash payment origins to host a growing portfolio of banking and other services, which include e-commerce, developing a consumer cash transfer app (Square Cash), built a payroll management cloud-based software service, and launched a lending business.

In 2018, their revenue grew 50% to $3.3 billion. And they also have over $1 billion in cash on hand.

Their well-laid groundwork seems poised for tremendous growth in the coming years as their nascent businesses scale across multiple verticals. Interestingly, many of these verticals have very high margins, which could translate to significant profit growth in the long term.

In other words, Square seems poised to become a very important disruptive player in the financial services markets.

After reading and analyzing related stock market news about them, there are still some concerns, such as, Square's current price-to-sales ratio being presently at 7. Compare that to the S&P 500, which is presently at 2. Relative to other financial-tech firms, however, Square does appear to be financially in line with these others (e.g., Visa and Mastercard are both at 16 of sales).

This board has been created for the purpose of discussing Square’s stock price, future financial prospects, present day results, and the overall merits to its business model within the constantly evolving, very competitive landscape of the fintech industry.

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56Amazon Is Doing It. So Is Walmart. Why Retail Loves ‘Buy Now, Pay Later.’ RetaiSr K-September 16
55I'm not a fan of Jack Dorsey, but I am bullish on both SQ and TWTR. More soJ.F. Sebastian-August 9
54Incredibly bullish on SQ as they start to embrace crypto currencies and build thquantinvestor-August 9
53SQ acquiring Afterpay, for $29B Article not out yet More later SquarSr K1August 1
52Meet the Inner Circle of Square CFO Amrita Ahuja An all-star panel of advisers Sr K-July 24
51look out below !Da Rookie-March 21
50is uptrend intact or at resistance $235 [graphic]2hugo-March 10
49I knew her from Square, but not that about her prior steps. Where Nextdoor’s CESr K-February 27
48Doh ! Not Dough ! Square also announced today that it has purchased approximateDa Rookie-February 23
47And what will one year on bring us ?Da Rookie-February 20
46Double in 6 mo :)Da Rookie-January 14
45Thinking share price being tied to closely to bitcoin, though its made great monDa Rookie-January 11
44Square Capital Chief ResigningDa Rookie-10/5/2020
43Smart move. I think you'll get your wish in the next couple of months. Can&J.F. Sebastian-9/28/2020
42Yes, I regret I sold it around $90 ages ago. Right now, I'm selling cash sinspbudget-9/28/2020
41I think it's more like not too many interested in Silicon Investor these dayJ.F. Sebastian-9/28/2020
40Quiet board. Guess not too many interested in SQ, even at close to ATH of $154inspbudget-9/28/2020
39ATH, high of $105.46.Sr K-6/22/2020
38[tweet]SI Ron (Crazy Soup Man)12/27/2020
37[tweet]SI Ron (Crazy Soup Man)12/19/2020
36[tweet]SI Ron (Crazy Soup Man)11/20/2020
35Jack Dorsey: The next decade belongs to Africa as technology ripples through theAmigaComputer-12/18/2019
34There is bullish crossover in MACD and Stochastic oscillator. On watch for clearAlejandroo Green-11/20/2019
33Facebook just rolled out Facebook Pay. This makes them a yet-another competitorAmigaComputer-11/15/2019
32Square profit tops estimates on growth in subscription and services business reGlenn Petersen111/6/2019
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